Library Bootcamp for Teachers - Library U
March 23, 2020 | Mike Donohue

Every June, educators from across Orange County are invited to Orlando Public Library to participate in the one-day, interactive learning experience, Library U. From storytimes, to Virtual Reality Game Design classes, Orange County Library System (OCLS) offers an almost... READ MORE

Become Your Best Self with the Enneagram
March 20, 2020 | Brendan Kalish

I never expected to benefit from yet another personality test but as it turns out researching my Enneagram type was a wise choice. With a limited investment of time, you can learn a ton about yourself... READ MORE

#OCLSReads: Early Childhood Literacy Calendars
March 19, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers. PLA's 2020 Early Literacy Activities Calendar is now available for Orange County Library System customers. Based... READ MORE

Photo of stack of books with glasses on top at a table top with light pouring through windows. Next to book stack are scone and beverage.
March 16, 2020 | Cynthia Velasco

Amid ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and directives from public officials to implement social distancing practices, Orange County Library System has decided to cancel all events and classes. The library... READ MORE

Everyone Needs Advocacy - March is National Social Work Month
March 6, 2020 | Scottie Campbell

“I was raised in New York City,” Andre Morris, Library Social Worker for Orange County Library System explains his personal investment in his work. “I was from Jamaican parentage. We didn’t have our residency, green card, and I went through homelessness; sleeping on floors.... READ MORE

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Preschool Fun: Farm Animals!
May 8, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Knock knock. (Who’s there?)
Cows go. (Cows go who?)
NO! Cows go moo!

In case you haven’t figured it out, this week’s preschool theme is farm animals! So, let’s have some fun! 

Start by asking your child a few questions. This lets you hear their... READ MORE

Five Tips to Help Maximize the Number of Books You Read
May 6, 2020 | Patrick Green

Reading. The most enriching activity an individual can perform – if you do not include cooking or frolicking through a field of freshly grown sunflowers. As a bibliophile, I find that my mind is constantly overcome with thoughts about how I can read more, despite my best... READ MORE

Tiger King Companion
May 4, 2020 | Melissa Tees

Hey all you cool cats and kittens, it’s Melissa at Orange County Library System. If you are like me, you’ve binged Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness while quarantined. After I finished the documentary, I was left with some questions, such as,

If you cover... READ MORE

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